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House of Blues San Diego

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Address: 1055 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
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16:00 - 23:00
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Who me? On stage? Yup.

I love music, but I love my hearing too much to frequent these kinds of places. So what could have brought me in to such a den of noise? I was not enthralling the crowds with my... read more

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Rosarito, Mexico
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Rosarito, Mexico
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45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love music, but I love my hearing too much to frequent these kinds of places. So what could have brought me in to such a den of noise? I was not enthralling the crowds with my vocal abilities. Oh, no. I was part of a socio-political performance art piece. It was surreal to perform there- surreal is my normal... More 

Thank Zilya
Towcester, United Kingdom
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326 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Had a large dinner with about 20 people. Service was pretty slow. Food was OK and good music. Good selection of beers.

Thank PickyglobetrotterUk
San Diego, California
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Really terrible acoustics. Almost no table seating. Fair bar service. In other words, just about as bad as you can get for a music venue. (This is NOT a critique of the acts booked here, which often would be highly rated but for the annoying experience of seeing them in this dump.)

Thank Mashuggi M
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I was attending a conference at the convention center for several days. One of the sponsors booked out the entire House of Blues for a night for conference attendees. The food was great, and the music was even better. The only downside was that when it was packed it has hard to get around through a lot of the narrow... More 

Thank Glenn H
Alton, Illinois
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64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here and the food was excellent! It's located in the Gaslamp quarter and was only a few blocks from our hotel. We were surprised by how delicious ALL of our dishes were!There was a group of us and we started out the meal sharing appetizers. The calamari was quite tender and flavorful and the jalapeño cornbread was... More 

Thank Mary H
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111 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Saw Sublime with Rome there on Saturday, November 14th. My instincts tell me that the the venue was over capacity that night. The acoustics in the venue were also bad as all we could hear was bass and drums,It was very difficult to hear vocal or even Rome's guitar. Also had a fight break out in front of us but... More 

Thank Steve D
Alberta CANADA
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Stopped in to have supper have been here before always had a great experience. This time it did not disappoint ! Waitstaff here has always been top-notch. You can tell they are trained properly and give great service. Even the young man in the gift shop was very helpful ended up buying a t-shirt. Excellent service excellent food what more... More 

Thank CindyEnchanted
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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147 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We were disappointed in our visit here. The building in dated and n need of updating. We were there for happy hour and they had a DJ however he didn't play a lot of blues. Then he left and we thought great live blues but not...trivia instead and from what we saw only on team. Don't waste your time here... More 

Thank billepierce
Austin, Texas
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109 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Popped in after dinner and it was another Gas Lamp week night trivia night. Now I like Jeopardy and Trivia Pursuit but there is only so much talking over a loud speaker I can stand in a bar that is all about the music. Clearly its locals night...that's cool but I wanted at least some good juke box music...no sir,... More 

Thank treborz64
San Diego, California
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33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Great venue to take a date for dinner and rock and roll experience. The blues culture mix with the Mexican culture in a rock theme environment invites for having a good time with music and a couple of drinks. The restaurant is next to the concert hall. They have a variety of dinner food in a gourmet presentation. Fair prices... More 

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